As the pandemic continues to make our lives an unending Stephen King novel, one silver lining was the rise of our global connectivity with the online tools. Despite the fatigue, I think this provided a good rationale for me to compile the videos, interviews, talks, etc. that talk about our work and are publicly available … Continue reading Recordings, interviews, and other films
The photo is by yours truly during my fieldwork in Turkey.
Folks at RSG-Turkey invited me to give a talk about Evolutionary/Population Genomics - I talked about recent work in our laboratory - of course with a focus on structural variants. 🙂 Also - the new logo thanks to @MarieSaitou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrES_f19hs
The editors of American Anthropologist kindly invited me to write a review article to highlight (and dare I say integrate) the discoveries in anthropological genetics in 2017. It was a gratifying project as it allowed me to read the exciting (and intimidating) breadth of our discipline. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight … Continue reading New paper: A look at the works of 2017
I am pleased to announce that the online version of the Special Issue in Human Biology which I edited has now come out. It represents, in my opinion, the best examples of the new and exciting work in our field, anthropological genetics. The articles explore an ocean of exciting new questions about human uniqueness and … Continue reading Special Issue: A new generation of anthropological genetics
We have a new paper -two years in the making - where we showed evidence for introgression from an African archaic hominin to the ancestors of modern humans. This is a relatively big and, I have to admit, a serendipitous finding, corroborating the emerging notion that an "interbreeding bonanza" has shaped our ancestors. I do … Continue reading New paper: Of archaic admixture in Africa, cherries, and serendipity
Our very won Marie was featured in UBNow - Hope that this would be the first of many great stories.
Açık Bilim'den bir yazı. * 1000 YAŞINDAKİ ALMANYALININ AĞZINDAKİ GENOMLAR yazının ana ekseni şu makaleye dayanıyor. Selam!
Omer recently got a story published in the popular Turkish Science online magazine 'Açık Bilim'. It is mostly a popular retelling of this paper. If you read Turkish, enjoy. 🙂
We are now officially affiliated with Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, which involve multidisciplinary research and many outstanding colleagues. This is a pretty nice framework for students that want to undertake anthropological fieldwork and archaeogenetics research. Also, very interesting and high-profile international seminar series is a plus.